The Atlanta Freedom Bands' Concert Band. (credit: Dan Lax Media.)

THIS WEEK: June 17 – 23, 2020

Posted on Monday, listings are for Wednesday through the following Tuesday.


Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no live concert listings this week.

However, there are some signs of hope emerging. Late Thursday afternoon (june 11), Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp announced a new executive order which includes allowing “performance venues” to re-open on July 1. A press release form the Governor’s Office describes that section of the order in these words:

Live Performance Venues: Effective July 1, a “live performance venue” may reopen for business if it complies with specific criteria based on whether it is designated Tier I, II, or III. There are certain exceptions in the order for drive-in performances; private recording sessions, livestream performances, practices, fanless events, and rehearsals; and non-ticketed or free events. “Live Performance Venue” means “any indoor or outdoor location that requires patrons to purchase a license to attend an event featuring live musical, dramatical, automotive, educational, or any other type of entertainment performed before in-person patrons.” The term does not include restaurants and dining rooms, banquet facilities, private event facilities, private reception venues, weddings, drive-in venues, or events held as part of a convention, and the term does not include outdoor recreational fields used for amateur sporting events.

EarRelevant anticipate being able to report more details about the order soon, especially as applies to small classical and post-classical and jazz concerts. Stay tuned!


Archival and new on demand video and audio from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

📹 ORLI SHAHAM, piano · “Midweek Mozart” features music drawn from SHaham’s new all-Mozart album. A new episode begins each Wednesday @ 10am ET

Bonus! 🎧 Listen to John Lemley’s recent interview with Orli SHaham for EarRelevant: Orli Shaham’s cheerful Bach Yard Playdates brings classical music to the very young.


THU/118 SUN/21
🎧 10:00pm ET: THE ASO ON GPB · Georgia Public Broadcasting radio stations statewide @ 10pm.Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Yoel Levi, conductor; Pinchas Zukerman, violin. VERDI: Overture to La forza del destino / BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 / MAHLER: Symphony No. 1, “Titan” Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/16 @ 4pm; SAT/20 @ 11am)


🎧 8:00pm ET: ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BROADCASTS · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 8pm. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Robert Spano, conductor | Joshua Bell, violin. WAGNER: Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; JENNIFER HIGDON: Concerto for Orchestra; WIENIAWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 2; SARASATE: Zigeunerweisen. (Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/23 @ 4pm; SAT/27 @ 11am)

🎧 10:00pm ET: ATLANTA MUSIC SCENE · WABE-FM 90.1M. Atlanta Freedom Bands. Kathleen Nicole Fallin & Kurt Wackerly, conductors. Sir Arthur SULLIVAN: Ballet Selections from Pineapple Poll; Leroy ANDERSON: Blue Tango; Pérez PRADO: Mambo Jambo; Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH: Folk Dances; Brian BALMAGES: Arabian Dances; Randall STANDRIDGE: That Old Hound Dog Rag; Franck TICHELI: San Antonio Dances; Tyler S. GRANT: Shimmering Joy; Paul MURTHA’s arrangement of The King Of Swing; Recorded March 9, 2019 at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church.